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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Cross, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cross and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Cross:
    • 41.970611, -80.375066
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Cross
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Cross ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Cross.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cross is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Jersey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Cross [Jersey County].
    • Kansas
      • Lyon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cross [Lyon County].
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Cross [Concordia Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Cross [Baltimore County].
    • North Carolina
      • Gates County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Cross [Gates County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Kay County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Cross [Kay County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Cross lies 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Cross that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Cross is located in Berkeley County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<3> to the south of the Cross that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Cross.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Cross is located in Sullivan County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Cross that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Cross.
    • Texas
      • Grimes County
      • This Cross is located in Grimes County and lies 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km]<3> to the southwest of the Cross that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grimes County community of Cross.
      • McMullen County
      • This Cross is located in McMullen County and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the southwest of the Cross that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMullen County community of Cross.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Cross is located in Weber County and lies 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km]<3> to the west of the Cross that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Cross.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Cross [Pierce County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cross ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Center Corner [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Corner
    • Center Corner [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Cross
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Corner
  • Cherry Hill [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
    • Cherry Hill [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Cross
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill
  • Cranesville [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranesville
    • Cranesville [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Cross
    • Estimated population in 2019: 595 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cranesville<5>
  • Fairplain [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplain
    • Fairplain [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Cross
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplain
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Francis [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Cross
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Kidders Corner [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kidders Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidders Corner
      • Kidders Corner [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Cross
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidders Corner
    • Lake City [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Cross
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Little Elk [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Elk
      • Little Elk [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Cross
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Elk

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cross. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Louie Bierbauer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 23, 1865 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Sunday January 31, 1926 at the age of 60. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Cross.
      • Erie is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Cross.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louie Bierbauer<6>
    • Edgar Leander Cushman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Eagleville (Ohio) on Saturday March 27, 1852 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 26, 1915 at the age of 63. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Eagleville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Cross.
      • Erie is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Cross.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edgar Leander Cushman<6>
    • Samuel 'The Jet' Jethroe     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in East Saint Louis (Illinois) on Tueday January 20, 1920 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 16, 2001 at the age of 81. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Cross.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel 'The Jet' Jethroe<6>
    • Harry Kellar     (Magician)
      • Magician. He was born in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 11, 1849 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 10, 1922 at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Erie is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Cross.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Kellar<6>
    • Johnny Shackleford     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Jefferson (Ohio) on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Monday June 14, 1948 at the age of 34. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Jefferson is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Cross.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Shackleford<6>
    • Andrew Tombes     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Ashtabula (Ohio) on Friday June 24, 1904 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday March 17, 1976 at the age of 71. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ashtabula is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Cross.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Tombes<6>

How Far From Cross to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cross to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Cross and extending to:

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    • Erie, which is the Seat of Erie County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cross to Erie, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 215 miles [346 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 275 miles [442.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,901 miles [9,496.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,626 miles [10,663.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,502 miles [7,245.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Erie County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cross. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Erie County: www.eriecountygov.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Cross could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cross, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cross) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9706, Longitude: -80.3751       In this case, the coordinates for Cross have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Cross to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.738 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.008 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.03 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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